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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred

Master Program in Cooperation and Development – Pavia, Italy

The Master Program in Cooperation and Development (Pavia, Italy) features a 15-month schedule open to students coming from different cultural and academic background It foresees more than 500 hours of classes  and seminars, with a special focus on inclusive development. The Program is full time and is fully taught in English. Following the residential period in Pavia, all the students carry out an internship for a minimum duration of 3 months which can be either a on-the-field experience with one of the partner organization or a research period in an International Institution. As partial fulfilment of the Master requirements, students are required to write a thesis linked to their internship experience or upon a research issue of their interest.

Master C&D is the first Master Program in cooperation and development established in Italy, running continuously since 1997.

It is jointly organized (joint degree) by the University of Pavia and the Institute of Advanced Study of Pavia-IUSS and it is carried out with the significant support of three Italian NGO’s, namely CISP, COOPI and VIS.

The Master C&D aims at training professionals in the field of international cooperation through a highly qualified academic and professional training. Students have the possibility of studying in a multidisciplinary and multiethnic environment inside one of the oldest University systems in Europe. Every academic year 30 students coming from different cultural and academic backgrounds are exposed to an intensive period of study, followed by a direct field experience. Usually, the class is composed half by italians and half by foreigners, mostly coming from Developing Countires.

Students are prepared to work in institutions like Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Governmental Bureaus, Research Centres, other Public or Private Institutions.

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